LibriVox recording of Unhappy Far-Off Things by Lord Dunsany. Read in English by Travis Wakeman; Brian Murphy; BettyB
Better known today for his influential fantasy writings, Lord Dunsany also wrote a number of sketches during World War One. This compilation of essays written from time spent in France in 1916. Much more thoughtful and melancholy than the pieces written for the War Office earlier in the war. - Summary by Alan Winterrowd For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.
June 17, 2017 Subject:
Part 4, chapter 3 "The House With Two Stories," the word VOILÀ, meaning 'here it is' or 'look at this," should not be pronounced like the musical instrument VIOLA which is spelled in a very similar way. It's a very distracting error in a chapter about the destruction of a village. I think anyone listening to this story would agree.